Visual Griots at the Smithsonian
griot n.- a storyteller in West Africa who perpetuates the oral traditions of a family or village
Visual Griots is an international program to promote community cultural development and mutual understanding among young people through the art of photography. Interactive workshops empower youth to communicate what is important about themselves and their communities, using a medium that cuts across language barriers. Skilled educators, photographers, and community leaders engage young people in a powerful process of self-exploration and expression through the lens of a camera. To view the photos go here.
AED AT THE SMITHSONIAN
When: October 2 – April 29
Where: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
What: Exhibit of photography from AED’s Visual Griots project
For more information go here.